Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)'s Scores

  • Games
For 952 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 BioShock
Lowest review score: 20 Spelunker HD
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 89 out of 952
952 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not quite a new game but certainly more consequential than regular DLC, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition exists in a strange middle ground. [Aug 2011, p.84]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This shooter's mindless, gun-centric amusement is delicious junk food for our itchy trigger fingers. [July 2012, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It just doesn't feel as fresh - or as fun - as Dark Resurrection. [Feb 2010, p.76]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There aren't many games like this for consoles, so it shakily fills a niche that most certainly needed filling. [Aug 2011, p.82]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Based on the new Pixar film, it's an accessible racer with a distinct Crash Team Racing aftertaste. [Aug 2011, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    American Idol Encore does not disappoint with 40 new songs, an eight-player Idol mode, and EyeToy connectivity. [May 2008, p.87]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you wall is smothered with Aerosmith posters, you're going to want this game anyway. [Sept 2008, p.79]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Certainly the impact of this year's improvements is less significant than those showcased in Madden, NBA Live and even NHL. [Nov 2008, p.82]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Agarest 2 is a competent strategy RPG with satisfying gameplay, but there are better ones out there that we'd be less ashamed to share with our friends. [Sept 2012, p.,86]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In spite of its last-gen origins, these scares are 100-percent next-gen. [Nov 2008, p.89]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mana Khemia is hardly innovative, but if you're a fan of classic Japanese-style RPGs, you don't want to miss it. [May 2008, p.87]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, each game mode provides different trials--some nostalgic, some new--and local multiplayer brings the added bonus of screwing over our friends. That alone could be worth the meager fee. [Aug 2012, p.87]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The single-player story is cheesy fantasy schlock, and while the online mode has an array of decently designed multiplayer quests, it could stand some more structured goals and a stronger emphasis on cooperation. [Dec 2011, p.81]
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    • 70 Critic Score
    If you wish more fights became all-out slugfests, Bellator is your game, but look elsewhere for something smarter. [Aug 2012, p.87]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, though, Bloodlines is held back by the limitations of the PSP format. [Jan 2010, p.82]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Escape Plan could've been a classic. [May 2012, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Record is very familiar, but undeniably fun. [Dec 2011, p.77]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unquestionably a niche title, 4am's a cool experiment that those who crave something different can easily get lost in. [Aug 2012, p.83]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    On so many levels, Inversion is like a cheesy action movie. Yet just as there's some joy in losing ourselves to the Under Siege movies, Inversion has undeniable charm once we switch our brain to "simple." [Aug 2012, p.82]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, Rock of Ages is a true original and remains quite amusing despite some awkward moments. [Aug 2012, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gameplay-wise, shooting has been simplified with a Circle button hold-and-release, which feels gimped compared to the now almost-standard analog-flipstick of most ballers. [Jan 2009, p.85]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately misses more than it hits because it has so little game. [May 2009, p.76]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some gamers will find little appeal in its often frustrating block-sliding, while others will revel in an unusual experience that stands apart from shooters and action games. While we're not ready for a long-term relationship, we're infatuated with Catherine - she's certainly worthy of a fling. [Sept 2011, p.84]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those who can overlook the aging process, though, will discover the best versions of two of the genre's greatest games. [May 2012, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fighting doesn't feel significantly changed or enhanced. [Nov 2012, p.78]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Everything is bigger and better in Zombie Apocalypse 2: Never Die Alone. [Dec 2011, p.69]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not innovative or wildly creative, but the gameplay is fun and the multiplayer is excellent. [Nov 2012, p.80]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gotham City Impostors is a solid multiplayer shooter trussed up in a big, rubbery premise: one team dresses as Batman, the other as the Joker. [May 2012, p.81]
    • Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a feeling that encapsulates Rage: a deeply layered, exhilarating game in parts, but one that never coalesces to deliver a cohesive new experience. [Dec 2011, p.66]
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